Happy National Daiquiri Day! If you love this refreshing yet strong drink, let’s have a glass and get tipsy!
Now I have a confession to make…I thought classic daiquiri is flavored in strawberry. That’s because whenever I see “daiquiri” sold in a restaurant with a bar or at liquor stores, they’re always in the bright red, tempting us to drink the sweet yet tangy, refreshing drink right away. Because of that, I never thought the original version’s taste was lime but strawberry.
Haha, I can hear some people laughing at me, so let’s make a classic one today and admire the beautiful taste of it.
Ready to check? Let’s cook!
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- ¼ cup white rum
- 1 large lime for juice
- 1 and ½ tablespoons simple syrup (sugar:water 1:1 ratio)
- Some ice cubes
- Pour white rum, lime juice, simple syrup in a shaker and close lids. Shake it well.
- Pour it into a glass and place some sliced lime. Cheers!
If you have a cocktail shaker, lucky you, it’s time to use it! If you don’t have it, me too! Let’s use some glass jar that used to store jams or pickles (WASH WELL before using the jar. Sometimes the smell of food still remains after washing, but it will disappear soaking it in soapy water overnight and washing it again.)
Mmm, refreshing…and wow, it’s so strong! No wonder, unlike when I was making mojito, I didn’t add any seltzer water to a glass this time, so the alcohol scent going through my nostrils was much stronger! But the aftertaste was just perfectly refreshing. The taste wasn’t that bitter because of the syrup added, and the lime juice flavor sure gave me a pleasant feeling as if the cool breeze touched me.
And remember, the daiquiri means “hope” in Japanese culture, so let’s have a glass and hope for whatever you’re expecting to come true.
I remembered Earnest Hemingway is known as a daiquiri lover, but sounds like the recipe is a little different from the one I stated…with some grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur added? I never tried maraschino liqueur before, but having grapefruit in it sounds so tempting. Probably this will be another new face to me.
Cheers to Tasty Tuesday, everyone! We just started a new week, but another weekend comes soon!
<Other Ways to Get Tipsy>
If you’re “thirsty” drink this! Double Citrus Mojito
As a “dessert” & “wine”. Cherry Wine Jelly
For brownie lovers. Nutty Screwdriver Brownie
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)